The celebration of Women’s History Month originated from a grassroots movement in Santa Rosa, California.

The idea gained momentum, spreading to various communities, school districts, and organizations across the United States.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation, designating the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution to establish a national celebration.

Finally, in 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress officially designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month.

From the pioneering efforts of Abigail Adams to the tireless advocacy of suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women have left an indelible mark on U.S. history.

Let’s continue to honor their contributions and celebrate the achievements of women worldwide!